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What is Auriculotherapy?

Often described as reflexology for the ear, there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points for areas both physical and emotional.

The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy. 

Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively.

How does it work?

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Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or metal pellets are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.


EarSeeds.com is excited to bring complete ear chart kits to people in their homes. Each EarSeed Kit is created by a licensed acupuncturist and contains 120 ear seeds, a stainless steel tweezer and a condition specific graphic image describing how and where to apply the seeds.

Earseeds.com is a family owned business started by Licensed Acupuncturist Elie Goldschmidt and his wife, Tova Gold.

Elie was looking for a way to manage his back pain. He knew acupuncture could help but wasn’t capable of needling himself. Although ear seeds, used in auriculotherapy, wasn’t a major part of his acupuncture practice, he’d always been fascinated with auriculotherapy.

After seeing pictures of actress Penelope Cruz and Matt Damon wearing ear seeds for stress and back pain, and hearing Dr. Oz discuss the benefits of ear seeds on his show, he figured they might work for him too.

Almost immediately upon applying the ear seeds Elie felt a difference in his back and a release of the pain.

After experiencing such positive results from auriculotherapy for his back pain, Elie knew he wanted to find a way to share the benefits of ear seeds with the masses. While a full acupuncture treatment that includes auriculotherapy is ideal, it can be costly and time prohibitive. Elie knew that the seeds alone could make a big difference for so many people, as it did for him.

Meanwhile, Tova, a veteran branding expert and product designer, was skeptical, but agreed to try the stress protocol. She was blown away by the tangible response she had. General calm replaced a racing mind and she found it increased her ability to focus and concentrate. After learning more about Auriculotherapy and Ear Acupressure, Tova agreed to come on board. Just a few months after Elie conceived the idea, the couple launched EarSeeds.com.

Thank you so much for checking out our products and we are confident they can help you on your path to health and wellness!




Below are some articles from our blog to help you learn more about studies done and results shown from the use of Auriculotherapy.

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Acupressure Points and Treatment

While most of us are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, the term “acupressure” is often met with a little confusion. Is it simply a special type of acupuncture? Well, no – but they are closely related. Acupressure and acupuncture both have their roots in...

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What is Auricular Acupuncture?

You may have heard friends or coworkers mention that auricular acupuncture helped them with a particular chronic or acute health condition. Auricular acupuncture? What’s that? If you’re wondering what auricular acupuncture is, here’s an overview so you know more about...

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Does Ear Piercing Affect the Benefits of Auriculotherapy?

Do you suffer from migraines? Have you been wondering if the daith piercing as a form of treatment for migraines can impact the benefits of auriculotherapy? We always hear this question so here is our viewpoint on it. First, it is important to note that we are not...

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How close do you have to be to the point?

Will it still work if you're close by? This is a question we hear a lot - when placing an ear seed on the ear, how close do you have to get to the point? What if you "miss" the point completely? So the answer to that question is, the closer you get to the point the...

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Press this Point for Jet Lag!

Tova and I, with our kids, just got back to San Diego after visiting our families in New Jersey... and even though it's only a 3 hour time change, it still has an affect on us. We were up late, tired during the day and just felt overall fatigued! ...maybe I should...

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20 Year Neck Pain Relief in 24 hours!

Wanna learn a bit about neck pain and auriculotherapy? Watch this, it's pretty cool... This woman had a bad injury 20 years ago and has been having daily neck pain... Nothing has helped her! I offered to put ear seeds on her ear to help her get some pain relief... I...

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Pain? What Pain? Ear Seeds Shown to Increase Pain Tolerance

Physical pain has a purpose in some cases. Say you haven’t hit the gym in months and you jump right in and lift the heaviest weight you can find. Suddenly, your back hurts. That’s your body’s way of saying, “Hey, ease up, Hulk, or you’re going to do some serious...

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All in the Family… EarSeeds for Back Pain

It's always family who feel most comfortable voicing doubt or skepticism, isn't it? We recently vacationed with Elie's family and his dad, for the first time, decided out of desperation to give EarSeeds a try. We recorded the outcome. Beautiful thing about...

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How I Got Rid of My Shoulder Pain Within 24 Hours

Earlier this summer I joined a 6AM morning bootcamp in the park. I’ve honestly never been a huge fitness person- (or a morning person, for that matter)  and especially since having kids, a healthy diet has really been the main thing that has kept me in relatively...

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Ear seeds help promote lactation for new moms

When I became a first time mom in 2008, I was ready for a lot of the challenges that come along with first-time parenting.... the sleepless nights, hormonal swings, poop explosions.... they were all clearly explained by every other mom I'd meet. But what I wasn't...

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